Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)


Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, State Total, 2022
Listing of Indicators for the Selected YearAll
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Adults Who Experienced at Least One Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) (BRFSS)67.9 (65.8 - 70.1)
Adults Who Experienced Four or More Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) (BRFSS)21.1 (19.3 - 22.8)
Adults Who Reported Their Parents or Adults in Their Home Ever Hit, Beat, Kicked or Physically Hurt Them in Any Way Before Age 18 (Not Including Spanking) (BRFSS)29.6 (27.6 - 31.6)
Adults Who Reported Their Parent or Adult in Their Home Ever Swore at Them, Insulted Them or Put Them Down Before Age 18 (BRFSS)35.1 (33 - 37.1)
Adults Who Reported That Anyone at Least Five Years Older Than Them or an Adult Forced Them to Have Sex Before Age 18 (BRFSS)5.9 (4.9 - 7)
Adults Who Reported Their Parents or Adults in Their Home Ever Slapped, Hit, Kicked, Punched or Beat Each Other Up Before Age 18 (BRFSS)17.3 (15.7 - 18.9)
Adults Who Reported That Anyone at Least Five Years Older Than Them or an Adult Ever Touched Them Sexually Before Age 18 (BRFSS)12.4 (11 - 13.8)
Adults Who Reported That Anyone at Least Five Years Older Than Them or an Adult Tried to Make Them Touch Them Sexually Before Age 18 (BRFSS)9.8 (8.5 - 11.1)
Adults Who Reported Living With Anyone Who Served Time or Was Sentenced to Serve Time in a Prison, Jail or Other Correctional Facility Before Age 18 (BRFSS)9.6 (8.3 - 11)
Adults Who Reported Living With Anyone Who Used Illegal Street Drugs or Who Abused Prescription Medications Before Age 18 (BRFSS)11.5 (10.1 - 12.9)
Adults Who Reported Living With Anyone Who Was a Problem Drinker or Alcoholic Before Age 18 (BRFSS)21.5 (19.8 - 23.2)
Adults Who Reported Living With Anyone Who Was Depressed, Mentally Ill or Suicidal Before Age 18 (BRFSS)17.9 (16.3 - 19.6)
Adults Who Reported Their Parents Divorced or Separated Before Age 18 (BRFSS)33.6 (31.5 - 35.8)
Adults Who Reported That During Their Childhood There Was an Adult in the Household Who Made Them Feel Safe and Protected a Little or Some of the Time (BRFSS)9.6 (8.2 - 10.9)
Adults Who Reported That During Their Childhood There Was an Adult in the Household Who Tried Hard to Make Sure Their Basic Needs Were Met a Little or Some of the Time (BRFSS)5.6 (4.5 - 6.7)
Adults Who Reported That During Their Childhood There Was an Adult in the Household Who Made Them Feel Safe and Protected Most or All of the Time (BRFSS)84.8 (83.2 - 86.5)
Adults Who Reported That During Their Childhood There Was an Adult in the Household Who Tried Hard to Make Sure Their Basic Needs Were Met Most or All of the Time (BRFSS)91.6 (90.2 - 93)
Adults Who Reported That During Their Childhood There Was Never an Adult in the Household Who Made Them Feel Safe and Protected (BRFSS)5.6 (4.5 - 6.7)
Adults Who Reported That During Their Childhood There Was Never an Adult in the Household Who Tried Hard to Make Sure Their Basic Needs Were Met (BRFSS)2.8 (1.9 - 3.7)
Alcohol Consumption
Adults Who Engage in Heavy or Binge Drinking (BRFSS)16.7 (15.3 - 18.1)
Alzheimer's and Dementia
Adults Who Experienced Confusion or Memory Loss That is Happening More Often or is Getting Worse Over Past 12 Months (BRFSS)10.9 (9.3 - 12.4)
Adults Whose Confusion or Memory Loss Kept Them From Doing Household Activities or Chores During Past 12 Months (BRFSS)37.8 (30 - 45.5)
Adults Who Need Assistance With Activities of Daily Living Due to Confusion or Memory Loss (BRFSS)38.9 (30.7 - 47.1)
Adults Who Can Get the Help They Need (Among Adults Who Need Assistance With Day-to-Day Activities Due to Confusion or Memory Loss) (BRFSS)87.8 (81 - 94.5)
Adults Whose Confusion or Memory Loss Interfered With Their Ability to Work, Volunteer, or Engage in Social Activities Outside the Home During Past 12 Months (BRFSS)46.4 (38.6 - 54.2)
Adults Who Discussed Confusion or Memory Loss With a Health Care Professional (BRFSS)51.1 (43.4 - 58.9)
Arthritis
Adults Who Have Been Told They Have Some Form of Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus or Fibromyalgia (BRFSS)28.4 (27 - 29.9)
Asthma
Adults Who Currently Have Asthma (BRFSS)9.3 (8.3 - 10.3)
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had Asthma (BRFSS)14.5 (13.3 - 15.8)
Cancer Prevalence
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Have Had Skin Cancer (BRFSS)8.3 (7.5 - 9)
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had Any Other Type of Cancer Except Skin Cancer (BRFSS)9.6 (8.8 - 10.4)
Cancer Screening
Women Who Received a Mammogram in the Past Year (Aged 40 Years and Older) (BRFSS)55.5 (52.6 - 58.3)
Adults Who Received a Sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy in the Past Five Years (Aged 50 Years and Older) (BRFSS)66.2 (63.6 - 68.7)
Adults Who Have Ever Had a Sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy (Aged 50 Years and Older) (BRFSS)76.4 (74.4 - 78.5)
Women Who Have Had a Hysterectomy (BRFSS)22.9 (20.9 - 24.8)
Women Who Had a Mammogram in the Past Two Years (Aged 50-74 Years) (BRFSS)78 (75 - 81)
Adults Who Had Colorectal Screening Based on the Most Recent Clinical Guidelines (Aged 45-75 Years) (BRFSS)58.5 (56 - 60.9)
Adults Who Ever Had CT or CAT Scan Of Chest Area to Check or Screen For Lung Cancer (BRFSS)22 (19.7 - 24.2)
Adults Who Had CT or CAT Scan Of Chest Area to Check or Screen For Lung Cancer in the Past Year (BRFSS)47.6 (41.7 - 53.6)
Adults Who Had CT or CAT Scan Of Chest Area to Check or Screen For Lung Cancer in the Past Three Years (BRFSS)69.6 (63.9 - 75.2)
Adults Who Had CT or CAT Scan Of Chest Area to Check or Screen For Lung Cancer in the Past Five Years (BRFSS)82 (77.3 - 86.8)
Cardiovascular Disease
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had a Stroke (BRFSS)3.6 (3.1 - 4.2)
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had Coronary Heart Disease, Heart Attack or Stroke (BRFSS)9.9 (9 - 10.8)
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had Angina or Coronary Heart Disease (BRFSS)5 (4.4 - 5.6)
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had a Heart Attack (BRFSS)4.7 (4.1 - 5.3)
Cholesterol Awareness
Adults Who Had Their Cholesterol Checked in the Past Five Years (BRFSS)92.8 (91.7 - 93.9)
Adults Who Had Their Cholesterol Checked in the Past Two Years (BRFSS)91.5 (90.3 - 92.7)
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told That They Have High Blood Cholesterol (Among Adults Who Had Their Cholesterol Checked Within the Past Five Years) (BRFSS)39.3 (37.3 - 41.2)
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told That They Have High Blood Cholesterol (BRFSS)36.7 (34.8 - 38.6)
COPD
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema or Chronic Bronchitis (BRFSS)7.4 (6.6 - 8.1)
COVID-19
Adults Who Ever Tested Positive For COVID-19 (BRFSS)32.3 (30.5 - 34.1)
Adults Who Had Symptoms Lasting Three Months or Longer (Among Adults Who Ever Tested Positive For COVID-19) (BRFSS)21.6 (19 - 24.3)
Dental Care
Adults Who Visited a Dentist or a Dental Clinic in the Past Year (BRFSS)61.2 (59.4 - 62.9)
Adults Who Had a Permanent Tooth Removed Because of Tooth Decay or Gum Disease (BRFSS)45.8 (44 - 47.6)
Depression
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had a Depressive Disorder (BRFSS)17.8 (16.5 - 19)
Diabetes
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had Diabetes (BRFSS)12.2 (11.1 - 13.3)
Disability
Adults Who Have a Vision Disability (BRFSS)6.8 (5.9 - 7.7)
Adults Who Have Any Disability (BRFSS)31.2 (29.5 - 32.9)
Adults Who Have a Hearing Disability (BRFSS)7.8 (6.7 - 8.8)
Adults Who Have a Cognitive Disability (BRFSS)13.5 (12.2 - 14.7)
Adults Who Have a Mobility Disability (BRFSS)14.7 (13.5 - 15.8)
Adults Who Have a Self-Care Disability (BRFSS)4.1 (3.4 - 4.8)
Adults Who Have an Independent Living Disability (BRFSS)7.6 (6.7 - 8.6)
Epilepsy
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told That They Have a Seizure Disorder or Epilepsy (BRFSS)2 (1.3 - 2.7)
Adults With Seizure Disorder or Epilepsy Who Have Had at Least One Seizure in the Past Year (BRFSS)41 (24.8 - 57.1)
Adults With Seizure Disorder or Epilepsy Who Have Seen a Neurologist or Epilepsy Specialist in the Past Year (BRFSS)43.4 (27.5 - 59.3)
Health Care Access and Coverage
Adults With Any Type of Health Care Insurance Coverage (BRFSS)88.2 (86.9 - 89.5)
Adults Who Have a Personal Doctor (BRFSS)79.2 (77.6 - 80.7)
Adults Who Could Not See a Doctor in the Past Year Due to Cost (BRFSS)13.3 (12 - 14.5)
Adults Who Had a Medical Checkup in the Past Year (BRFSS)77.3 (75.8 - 78.9)
Health Status and Quality of Life
Adults Who Said Their Overall Health Was Fair or Poor (BRFSS)17.4 (16.1 - 18.7)
Adults Who Said Their Overall Health Was Good to Excellent (BRFSS)82.6 (81.3 - 83.9)
Adults Who Had Poor Mental Health on 14 or More of the Past 30 Days (BRFSS)15 (13.8 - 16.3)
Adults With Good Physical Health (BRFSS)87 (85.9 - 88.2)
Adults With Good Mental Health (BRFSS)85 (83.7 - 86.2)
Adults Who Had Poor Physical Health on 14 or More of the Past 30 Days (BRFSS)13 (11.8 - 14.1)
Average Number of Days Where Poor Mental or Physical Health Interfered With Activities of Daily Living in the Past 30 Days Among Adults Who Have Had at Least One Day of Poor Mental or Physical Health (BRFSS)18 (16 - 20)
Adults Who Sleep at Least Seven Hours Each Night (BRFSS)62.6 (60.8 - 64.3)
Adults Who Are Satisfied With Their Life (BRFSS)92.8 (91.4 - 94.1)
Adults Who Get the Social and Emotional Support They Need (BRFSS)90.9 (89.4 - 92.3)
Adults Who Feel Socially Isolated From Others (BRFSS)29.1 (27.1 - 31.2)
Adults Who Felt Tense, Restless, Nervous, or Anxious, or Were Unable to Sleep at Night in the Past Three Days Because Their Mind Was Troubled (BRFSS)36.3 (34.1 - 38.5)
HIV/AIDS
Adults Who Have Ever Been Tested For Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) (Aged 18-64 Years) (BRFSS)52.6 (50.2 - 55.1)
Adults Who Have Ever Been Tested For Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) (BRFSS)44.1 (42.2 - 46.1)
Hypertension Awareness and Control
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had Hypertension (BRFSS)38.5 (36.6 - 40.3)
Adults With Hypertension Who Engage in Blood Pressure Control Measures (BRFSS)81.7 (79.3 - 84.1)
Immunization
Adults Who Received a Flu Shot in the Past Year (BRFSS)39 (37.2 - 40.8)
Adults Who Have Ever Received a Pneumonia Vaccination (BRFSS)31.5 (29.8 - 33.2)
Adults Who Received a Flu Shot in the Past Year (Aged 65 Years and Older) (BRFSS)62.7 (59.8 - 65.6)
Adults Who Have Ever Received a Pneumonia Vaccination (Aged 65 Years and Older) (BRFSS)65.5 (62.7 - 68.4)
Adults Who Have Received a Tetanus Shot Since 2005 (BRFSS)58.8 (56.8 - 60.7)
Kidney Disease
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had Kidney Disease (BRFSS)4.3 (3.6 - 4.9)
Overweight and Obesity
Adults Who Are Overweight (BRFSS)34.5 (32.7 - 36.3)
Adults Who Are Obese (BRFSS)31.6 (29.8 - 33.4)
Adults Who Are Overweight or Obese (BRFSS)66.1 (64.3 - 67.9)
Adults Who Have a Healthy Weight (BRFSS)31.8 (30 - 33.6)
Physical Activity and Nutrition
Adults Who Are Sedentary (BRFSS)24.5 (22.9 - 26)
Social Determinants of Health
Adults Who Lost Employment or Had Hours Reduced in Last 12 Months (BRFSS)13.8 (12 - 15.7)
Adults Who Received Food Stamps (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)) on an EBT Card in Last 12 Months (BRFSS)14.8 (13 - 16.7)
Adults Who Did Not Buy Enough Food to Last and Did Not Have Money to Get More in Past 12 Months (BRFSS)16 (14.2 - 17.8)
Adults Who Were Not Able to Pay Their Mortgage, Rent or Utility Bills in Last 12 Months (BRFSS)11.2 (9.7 - 12.8)
Adults Who Had An Electric, Gas, Oil or Water Company Threaten to Shut Off Services in the Past 12 Months (BRFSS)7.1 (5.8 - 8.4)
Adults Whose Lack of Reliable Transportation Kept Them From Medical Appointments, Meetings, Work or From Getting Necessities in Past 12 Months (BRFSS)7.9 (6.7 - 9.2)
Tobacco Use and Exposure
Adults Who Are Current Smokers (BRFSS)11.3 (10.2 - 12.4)
Adult Current Smokers Who Tried to Quit Smoking at Least Once in the Past Year (BRFSS)52.5 (47.2 - 57.9)
Adults Who Are Former Smokers (BRFSS)27.1 (25.6 - 28.7)
Adults Who Have Never Smoked (BRFSS)61.6 (59.8 - 63.3)
Adults Who Currently Use E-Cigarettes (BRFSS)6.1 (5.2 - 7.1)
Adults Who Currently Use Chewing Tobacco, Snuff or Snus Some Days or Every Day (BRFSS)2.3 (1.8 - 2.8)
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Data Note(s)


Data Source: Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System telephone survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Florida Department of Health Division of Community Health Promotion.

  • Indicators related to weight are calculated using body mass index (BMI). Obese is defined as having a BMI of 30.0 to 99.8. Overweight has a BMI of 25.0 to 29.9. Healthy or normal weight has a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9. Underweight has a BMI of 12.0 to 18.4.

  • *Indicators with age restrictions still have these restrictions even when presented by age group. For example, indicators that only show data for ages 50 and older will only show data for ages 50-64 in the Ages 45-64 age grouping.

  • County-level surveys were previously conducted in 2002, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. In 2017, the Florida Department of Health began using a three-year rolling rate methodology to provide annual county-level data. Rolling rates are calculated by combining data across several consecutive years into one measure. Survey completes from each of the 67 counties were combined across three-year periods starting with 2017-2019 to produce statistically valid county-level estimates. This new methodology was designed in collaboration with the county health departments (CHDs) to better meet programmatic needs for local-level data.

  • Caution should be taken when comparing 2013 data with previous years due to changes in survey methodology.

  • Prevalence is excluded (blank cells) from the tables for any subpopulation with a sample size less than 30, which would yield statistically unreliable estimates.

  • Confidence intervals - Because the BRFSS is a random survey and all estimates of prevalence are subject to random sample errors, we include 95% confidence intervals (CI) with each prevalence (%) in the tables. The confidence interval ranges appear below the prevalence estimates in parentheses.

  • Quartiles are calculated when data are available for at least 51 counties.

  • If an indicator is not available for a particular year, it is because the question was either not asked or the survey wording changed. New questions may be added while others are removed.